Training Opportunities

Name and LinkDescriptionCategory
ESRI TrainingCatalog of training materials for using ESRI GIS software, including videos, labs, technical certification exams, books, and instructor led courses. Many of the products are free.Online
Spatial Ecology TutorialsFree and open source big geo data processing tutorials - Python, R, Grass & QGIS, etc. Also offers free lectures and presentations.Online
DUSPviz tutorialsFree online tutorials in web mapping, GIS mapping, coding, and more archived by the MIT Department of Urban Studies and Planning.Online
Natural Resources Canada Satellite Imagery and Air Photos: Educational ResourcesIntroductory remote sensing tutorials and quizzes.Online
ESRI GeoInquiriesBrief lessons provided by ESRI for teaching map-based concepts.Online
Beginner's Guide to PythonGuides, quizzes, and exercises for learning Python provided by
Harvard QGIS WorkshopIntroductory free workshop that teaches basic methods used in QGIS. Online
MundoGeo WebinarsMundoGeo, a major media company in the Latin America geospatial industry, provides free webinars on their site (largely in Spanish)Online
Population Data BC Free Online CoursesOnline courses and resources for statistical analysis and heath geomatics.Online
Nasa Applied Remote Sensing Training WebinarsOnline webinars held throughout the year for training in the use of NASA remote sensing data products. Many webinar series are free, but registration is generally required.Online
Penn State Online CoursesLinks to online programs as well as open educational resources from the Penn State College of Earth and Mineral Sciences. Online
GIS Helper YouTube ChannelYouTube channel offering instructional videos about working with GIS.Online
QGIS Tutorials and Tips YouTube ChannelYouTube channel that provides brief video tutorials and tips for working with QGIS.Online
FAO Sustainable Forest Management (SFM) ToolboxInstructive modules and tools for SFM provided by the UN Food and Agricultural Organization.Online
OSGeo Educational ContentProvided by The Open Source Geospatial Foundation (OSGeo), an open source community for geospatial knowledge and education.Online
ESRI E360 VideosInformative videos about GIS and working with geospatial data.Online
AMNH Biodiversity Informatics PageProvided by the American Museum of Natural History’s Center for Biodiversity and Conservation. Contains free remote sensing guides, interactive tools for illustrating concepts, and relevant open source software and scripts.Online
NASA Landsat Trainer’s ToolboxFree e-book that details teaching strategies for working with Landsat data, also useful for students.Online
DataCampOnline tutorials for data science programs/concepts, including Python and R. Paid account is necessary for full access, but many introductory tutorials are free.Online
List of Canadian Geomatics Conferences and Events for 2017Provided by, this list offers information about major geomatics events occurring throughout Canada in 2017.Offline
Nasa Applied Remote Sensing Training (ARSET) WorkshopsWorkshops are offered in various locations throughout the year to provide in-person training for the use of NASA data products.Offline
BC Forest Safety: Safety Training for Forestry Workers and CompaniesIn-person safety courses for BC forestry workers.Offline
2017 IUFRO Division 5 ConferenceForestry conference jointly organized by the UBC Faculty of Forestry held in downtown Vancouver from June 12 – 16, 2017. Conference theme is Innovation/Sustainability in forestry. Includes some technical sessions addressing remote sensing and environmental management. Discounted student rate available.Offline
Earth Observation Summit2017 summit will be held in Montreal from June 20-22. Numerous workshops and special sessions providing education about geomatics and environmental applications. Co-organized by the Canadian Remote Sensing Society (CRSS).Offline TrainingInformation on in-person training provided by EcoSens, a site dedicated to remote sensing and GIS in ecology and conservation.Offline
AniMove CoursesInformation on in-person training provided by AniMove, a site dedicated to animal movement and remote sensing analysis in ecology and conservation.Offline